Fine Tuning

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Fine Tuning
Broadcast area Off-Air
Slogan The World's Most Interesting Music
Frequency XM 76
First air date 2001
Format Eclectic
Class Satellite Radio Station
Owner XM Satellite Radio

Fine Tuning was the name of XM Satellite Radio's Commercial-Free Eclectic music channel. The program director for Fine Tuning was Ben Smith and the tag line was, "The World's Most Interesting Music". The channel was on Channel 76 on XM Radio and on Channel 855 on DirecTV.

The channel was described as "A musical oasis for the sophisticated listener culled from every imaginable genre and country. You would hear Strauss living in harmony with Van Morrison in a completely new and revolutionary listening audio oasis. A unique mix of Classical, Jazz, Rock and dozens of other styles. And you would hear the unique perspectives of Quincy Jones as he characterizes American and world music, his influences on it, and linkages he sees, only on XM."[citation needed]

Fine Tuning moved around the XM dial throughout the years. Beginning in the Classical category on channel 111, it later moved to World channel 104. The February 2004 channel shakeup moved the eclectic channel to Rock at 49. It settled on its final home in Lifestyle at channel 76 in August 2004.

On December 28, 2005, Fine Tuning began transmitting in XM HD Surround, broadcasting in 5.1 digital surround sound.

From March 15–17, 2008, the channel was temporarily pre-empted for "XM Green", a special format of Irish-themed music for St. Patrick's Day weekend.

On November 12, 2008, XM Radio merged its music channels with those of Sirius Satellite Radio and removed Fine Tuning from its lineup.

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